So, tomorrow is Election Day 2012, and depending on your point of view, this election is the most momentous and important election since the last most momentous and important election of your lifetime, or else it's the first momentous and important election for which you are old enough to vote, or it's the final free election before America is just over and slides into dust and decay...
...or it's just a presidential election, pretty much like all the other ones you've ever seen.
One thing is sure: whoever wins, America will not be over. If and when the United States of America reaches such a miserable and pathetic pass that a single bad president can end our nation's sovereignty and force us into some sort of militant, enslaved age reminiscent of dystopian fiction, it will also be far too late for the fiction of free elections to be upheld with a straight face. So--take heart! If your candidate wins, you can breathe a sigh of relief for the next four years, and if he doesn't, you shouldn't awaken each day for the next four years listening for the sound of helicopters, drones, and jackboots. It's going to be okay.
And now: over to you! What are your concerns tonight? Do they have anything to do with the election? Mine don't--you see, some of my girls are doing NaNoWriMo too, and my youngest daughter already has 9,841 words written, which is, at this moment, 3,034 more than I have written. So if I don't quit reading political blogs and start writing fiction I'm going to have to admit that she's totally pwning me on this.
How about you?